Friday, 8 November 2013

October Favourites

So it's taken a little bit to get this post up. Sorry about that! October has been a busy month for me, not only has it involved a significant amount of socialisation (including my birthday!), it's also meant a huge load of uni work. But the good news is, I'm over the hump of it! Now I can focus on the more important things! I've had quite a few favourites over the month of October. Let's get to it!

Possibly the most exciting thing I received all month, was the Dolce & Gabbana 'The One' fragrance. I've been in love with this scent for a quite a while now, and always get a spray from the tester when I pass by it. I was very lucky to receive it for my birthday and, consequently, been walking around infrequently sniffing myself ever since. This perfume is hard for me to nail down; it's a fruity-florally-vanilla-musk type scent. So that should clear up any confusion out there. I really do love 'The One' - it's utterly feminine, but sophisticated. It can be light and heavy, depending on what you want it to be. It's a must smell kinda thing.

Whenever the weather changes, it causes me to go through all my makeup. Upon doing my Spring
clean, I re-ignited my love for Nars Sheer Glow foundation. I know this has Holy Grail status, and it totally deserves it. The moment I used it again I remembered exactly how good this stuff is. The coverage is brilliant, which means it right up my alley. But it's the formula of this foundation that makes it to lovely. It's not cakey, but it covers up any scarring/blemishes that I have with absolute ease. It looks beautiful on the skin - I've had several people ask me what I'm using when I've had this on. This bottle's on its last legs, so I'll be running out to re-purchase any day now.

The first of the lip products that have shone this month is the Bourjois Colour Boost sticks in 'Peach on the Beach'. This little baby is ideal for Spring. It's light in formula, gorgeously pink and feminine, plus it has an SPF of 15, which will get you started for the approaching Summer. This thing will always have a place in my. It's so easy to use - I can apply on the move between classes etc. - yet still has great pigmentation.

Something new to my list of purchases - the Designer Brand's Chubby Lip Crayon in Lady Lilac. So the name isn't exactly original, and neither is the concept, but I actually really like this product. What one needs to keep in mind with this brand is that for the price you pay, you get a lot. Having said that, you can expect it to have to the lasting power of something a little higher in price. These lip crayons are, surprisingly, really pigmented. At this stage I've only acquired the one colour, however, I might just get my hands on some more. I've never been adventurous enough to get a colour as out there as this, so I've been wearing it everywhere lately. You may expect a post on this coming shortly.
No surprises here. It's getting warmer, so the sheerer the better. The Revlon Lip Butters are my ideal lip product right now. My favourite shade is this orangey hue named 'Tutti Frutti'. It instantly makes me happy. I've spoken about it before, here.

I've been on an Essie splurge this month. Priceline had a 2 for $20 sale!! I restrained myself, really I did. My favourite hue at the moment would have to be 'Lilacism' though. It's soft and floral and makes me think of Spring.

Not surprisingly, the Maybelline Dream Pure BB has been a staple now that it's warmer. I've done a post on this which you can read here. I just love the coverage I get with this and the fact that it's simultaneously treating my skin. Win, win!

If anything were to take the glory away from my Dolce & Gabbana 'The One', it would be this bby, hands down. I received this gorgeous bag from the George Gina & Lucy label for my birthday. I had fallen in love with it when I was on holiday several months back and my mum and sister, the sneaky devils, managed to buy it, get it back to the hotel, pack it, get it through HAND LUGGAGE, and home without my even suspecting a thing. How did they do it? It's a mystery. I am an extremely nosy person by nature and am appalled at myself for never knowing. Still, it did make me the happiest girl in the world when I found out it was mine. Yes, this deserves its own post, so that will be coming shortly. It's definitely justified being here in my favourites too though. Isn't it lovely?
That rounds up my October favourites. I have already got the makings of some winners for November so look out at the end of the month for them!
Rachel x
P.S. I'm so sorry guys! I never got a photo for the Eve Lom Cleanser or the Manicare Beginning to End nail product!! If you want to read about the cleanser, I've done a about it post here. If you're interested in the Manicare Beginning to End, I have a post dedicated to it on it's way! Keep an eye out!
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